The Depth & Breadth of GOP Victories

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    RealClearPolitics - The Depth & Breadth of GOP Victories

    Two years ago, that's what Obama said, "I won." Now, just like in 1994, and 2001, the Democrats talk "compromise" when they certainly don't talk compromise when they are in complete power.

    Hopefully, the GOP have learned the lessons of '94 and 2001. If not, they will be thrown on the ash heap of history, with the others like the Whig party that thought "compromise" was the solution.
     
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    The Dem's have already started playing the Bush card. :lol:
     
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    The Tea Party cost the GOP the Senate.

    30 seats in the House were lost as a natural midterm giveback. 30 seats were lost because of the state of the economy.
     
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    I agree, pretty close summation there.
    However, Tea Party activists stress ACCOUNTABILITY and the GOP is on notice of that and are on a probationary period. If they do not change the spending course we are on with social security and Medicare Independents will be taking their place.
     
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    And when the GOP accomplished NOTHING in the next two years...which they won't. Will they agains run extreme candidates?
     
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    Voters understand political reality. Something it seems the politicians in DC don't. The goal of the voters was to send a message that they don't like folks who talk one way and do another.

    Right now the voters are happy with the concept of gridlock. That is what the voted for, that is what they are going to get.

    The thing is, if the Democrats had been conciliatory back then, they could crow now. The disaster they face is because they broke the open government pledge.
     
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    I guess we will see.

    Much can happen between now and 2012.

    The Reps have the house and can put bills forward but the Dems have the Senate and the Prez still has the veto pen.

    Wonder who will look better by 2012??
     
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    Dems need to takeaway the right lessons here. The Tea Party only hurt the Blue Dogs Dems, who were traitors anyway. The real hard core Leftist Democrats smashed the Tea Party. It wasn't even close in NY CA or DE where a bearded Marxist won. Med Whitman spent a fortune and the Tea Party was powerless against the Hard core Left in CA.

    If Dems want to win back the people, I mean political power, they need to move Leftward.
     
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    Yea the Governorships and State Legislatures were huge Wins. The official Census numbers are now in so Redistricting will soon follow. Controlling many State Legislatures will be very important in this Redistricting. Either way,Red States are definitely on the rise while Blue States are definitely in decline. It really was a Historic Election Day for the Republican Party.
     
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    The GOP has a tight rope to walk. In races where the GOP ran a Tea Party loyalist who turned out to be a hardcore rightie, they lost. Miller isn't going to win in Alaska without some help from the lawyers, O'Donnell and Angle imploded, etc. However, the Tea Party did fuel victories in the House races all over the country.

    So they need to find a way to skate between keeping the Tea Party, and not abandoning the Middle or they'll lose in 2012. If they lean too far right, they'll pretty much guarantee Obama a second term.
     

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